Færder Lighthouse

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Færder Lighthouse
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Færder Lighthouse
Færder Lighthouse is located in Vestfold
Færder Lighthouse
Location in Vestfold
Færder Lighthouse is located in Norway
Færder Lighthouse
Færder Lighthouse (Norway)
LocationFærder
Vestfold
Norway
Coordinates59°01′37″N 10°31′29″E / 59.026903°N 10.524607°E / 59.026903; 10.524607Coordinates: 59°01′37″N 10°31′29″E / 59.026903°N 10.524607°E / 59.026903; 10.524607
Year first constructed1857
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapetapered cylindrical tower with gallery and lantern
Markings / patternred tower with an horizontal white band
Tower height43 metres (141 ft)
Focal height47 metres (154 ft)
Intensity3,570,000 cd
Range19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 10s.
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Admiralty numberB2506
NGA number0004
ARLHS numberNOR-254
Norway numberNF-0001[1]

Færder Lighthouse (Norwegian: Færder fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Færder in Vestfold, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the archipelago Tristein, three small islands in the outer Oslofjord. It was first lit in 1857 as a replacement of the former Store Færder Lighthouse. The lighthouse was listed as a protected site in 1997.[2][3]

Færder Lighthouse is the second-oldest in Norway.[4]

Climate[edit]

Færder has a continental climate (Dfb) that is heavily moderated by the ocean.

Climate data for Fæder Fyr 1961-1990, extremes 1959-2011
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
10.5
(50.9)
12.6
(54.7)
17.5
(63.5)
24.5
(76.1)
27.5
(81.5)
28.0
(82.4)
27.8
(82)
23.0
(73.4)
17.6
(63.7)
14.5
(58.1)
12.2
(54)
28
(82.4)
Average high °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
0.5
(32.9)
2.8
(37)
6.8
(44.2)
12.7
(54.9)
17.6
(63.7)
19.0
(66.2)
18.4
(65.1)
15.0
(59)
10.9
(51.6)
6.4
(43.5)
3.3
(37.9)
9.5
(49.2)
Average low °C (°F) −2.2
(28)
−3.0
(26.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
2.9
(37.2)
8.3
(46.9)
13.1
(55.6)
14.9
(58.8)
14.6
(58.3)
11.6
(52.9)
7.9
(46.2)
3.2
(37.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.9
(42.6)
Record low °C (°F) −18.2
(−0.8)
−20.8
(−5.4)
−13.0
(8.6)
−6.4
(20.5)
0.5
(32.9)
5.0
(41)
8.1
(46.6)
9.3
(48.7)
4.7
(40.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
−9.5
(14.9)
−16.3
(2.7)
−20.8
(−5.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47
(1.85)
36
(1.42)
45
(1.77)
38
(1.5)
50
(1.97)
48
(1.89)
54
(2.13)
73
(2.87)
76
(2.99)
92
(3.62)
80
(3.15)
54
(2.13)
693
(27.29)
Average precipitation days 9.3 6.6 8.0 7.1 7.7 7.4 7.3 9.0 9.8 11.0 11.1 8.3 102.6
Source: Met Norway Eklima

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Færder Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 8, 2016
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Færder fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Lille Færder (Tristein) fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  4. ^ Børresen, Svein E. (2004). Vestfoldboka: en reise i kultur og natur. Skagerrak forl. Page 134. ISBN 9788292284070.

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